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Spotlight

Trade groups ask bureau to rescind examination manual

Banking trade groups have jointly called for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to withdraw a revised examination manual which would allow it to scrutinize discriminatory conduct under its authority to enforce the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices.

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CFPB: Financial companies must safeguard consumer data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently confirmed that companies without adequate safeguards to protect consumer data are at greater risk of being held liable under the Consumer Financial Protection Act. 

U.S. Bank fined $37.5 million for account fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined U.S. Bank $37.5 million for knowingly allowing employees to illegally access customer credit reports and for opening checking, savings and credit accounts without permission for more than a decade.